We Love Charity!!

Great Lakes Heritage Quilters is dedicated to sharing quilted creations across Metro Detroit and statewide throughout Michigan! 

In 2023, we donated pillowcases, dignity bibs, over 232 quilts, 203 placemats, and 143 mastectomy pillows (with the majority going to low-income patients). 

The charities we supported included Heart to Heart Hospice, Haven of Oakland County, Bloomfield Hills Police Department, Children's Village, Trinity Health, McLaren Pontiac Karmanos Cancer Center, McLaren Lapeer Karmanos Cancer Center, Meals on Wheels, Tiny Miracles of Michigan, Lighthouse, seniors living in assisted living and memory care, and victims of a multi-unit apartment fire. 

2023-2024 Charity Efforts

The Great Lakes Heritage Quilters have a long history of supporting our community!

This year we are supporting the following charities:

Click on the project names above or search the internet for a pattern!  We also have a few free patterns under the Resources section of our website. Finished items will be collected at our monthly meetings and from time-to-time at special collection sites and events!
The Charity Committee is already planning for this year! We are hoping to again
have some drop o days at quilt shops as well as some days set asid

NEW! Cardiac Care Pillowcases

Beaumont/Corwell Health gives a pillow to each patient who has had open heart surgery. They use the pillow to brace their chest when they cough. They would love pillow covers for the pillows.

Click here for the Heart Patient Pillowcase Directions.

Links to Free Patterns

Super-Sized Nine Patch (yields 3 quilts)

Layers of Charm

Fat Quarter Four Patch

Moda Charm Star

Fabric Cafe - 3-Yard Quilt Patterns

Moda Love Charm (32x32 - perfect for Tiny Miracles!)


Christa Watson free patterns!  Simple, straight forward construction! Many of her patterns are pre-cut friendly. Puzzle Box, Streamers, Beaded Lantern, and many others!

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Great Lakes Heritage Quilters is a 501(c)4 non-profit social organization and our purpose is to stimulate an interest in quilting, educate our members, and engage in charitable projects that benefit our community.

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